Watching South Carolina baseball was pretty fun for the first 11 games of the season, but it’s been decidedly less so for the last six, as the Gamecocks offense has continued to struggle. Unfortunately they did that a whole lot on Saturday and were on the losing end of a complete game no-hitter.
Vanderbilt took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a home run by Tate Kolwyck, and that score held all the way until the bottom of the eighth, when he went yard again for two more runs, making it 4-0. The final run of the game came on an Enrique Bradfield Jr. RBI sac fly.
Much like Thomas Farr on Friday night, USC starter Brannon Jordan deserved a better fate. He worked five innings and gave up three hits and two runs, while walking three batters and getting nine strikeouts. He took the loss and is now 1-2. Will Sanders, Daniel Lloyd, and Parker Coyne went the rest of the way for the Cocks. Commodores starter Jack Leiter earned the win and improves to 5-0. Braylen Wimmer was Carolina’s only base runner of the day, and he did it via leadoff walk in the first.
The Gamecocks are now 11-6 overall and 0-2 in the SEC, while Vandy is 15-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. USC will try to avoid being swept on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. in Nashville.